# How do you combine like terms in #(5x ^ { 2} + 4x - 9) - ( - x ^ { 2} - 6x - 1)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 27, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, remove all of the terms from parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

Next, group like terms:

Now, combine like terms: